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Comment by Joe's Jenn on January 10, 2012 at 11:57am

KitKat- I talk to Joe all the time, just last week I had a full conversation with him and I could hear him answering me back and I would argue my point to him..  Afterwards I just started laughing because I could hear him yelling at my from heaven..  =)  

Cat- I didn't even have the "widow" option on some of the paperwork I had to fill out..  it hurt so bad to check single..  now I wish I would have just written "widow" in on the paperwork..  

Comment by Cat on January 8, 2012 at 8:19am

giggling at sherrys comment..of one of the first posters,  graduated 1990. 4 kids, i too thought i wouldn't have to fill out the widow box until at least 80s... strange thing to do it now...  stranger still the path i have been on the past 4 years.. in 4 years I have felt helpless as an infant. pains of relearning how to be me and relearning to say the word I and not WE, when i started being social again I thought I went back to High School some of the games people played and shook my head as I learned somethings just never change. I feel on top of things again.. but it amazed me how we start over again. I am just glad to finally feel like me again. The new, and hopefully improved me, but me all the same. 

Comment by Krista W. (whoknows) on November 30, 2011 at 5:43pm

Hi, everyone. Just wanted to let everyone know about a new group here on Widowed Village for widows/widowers of partners who struggled with substance abuse/addiction issues (whether or not that was the cause of death). The group is private, so it's not Google-searchable and not visible to those not in the group, making it a safe space to share. If you would like an invite or more information, message me and I'll get you set up.

I have put the word out to those who have openly shared such concerns, but I know it's not always easy to talk about those things publicly, so I wanted to put the invite out there again in case there is anyone I may have missed.



Comment by KitKat on November 29, 2011 at 6:44pm
And I really appreciate you all telling me you talk to them too!!! Thanks a million!
Comment by KitKat on November 29, 2011 at 6:44pm
I missed the hospice tree lighting ceremony tonight....I hate that I couldn't get there to light a stupid candle. I just wanted to have one nice reflective moment in my day of crazy motherhood. My son has a major ear infection and we are under construction to recover from a leak this summer. I am just so sick and tired of not having enough time to get everything done. I used to besotted efficient and effective. I need 6 more hous added to each day...who can I submit my request to for 30 hour days? But really...anyone else having a hard time getting things done that used to be easy?
Comment by jules on November 23, 2011 at 12:36pm

I talk to Tony all the time too.  He asked me before he died to read to him.  While he was sick we used to read together - one of my favorite memories.  So I honour my promise and I don't care how freaky it is!  Keep up the chatter because I know it helps me!

Comment by Booworks on November 23, 2011 at 8:17am
I still talk to Richard and I see him in so many little things. I saw a college student yesterday that looked so much like him and I wanted to go over and hug him. Richard never answers, but I feel his presence in so many things that I can't help but think he's still here.
Comment by Chris on November 23, 2011 at 6:12am

I talk to my late wife regularly.  There are times when I just know she had her hand in something - especially when it's something embarrassing for me or something to test my patience.  I just KNOW she's still testing me...

Comment by mscevinger on November 23, 2011 at 6:08am

I still talk to my husband every day...and like you, he doesn't answer back :)  I talk to his pictures (like he is there listening to me).  Although, I don't talk to him around my kids because I don't want them to be scared for I am totally losing it and going CRAZY.  I know my husband is gone and he is not there but I try to tell him things happening with me or our kids.  I tell him how much I miss and love him.  I even kiss his pictures (sometimes).  If you are a freak, then we can be freaks together.

Comment by KitKat on November 23, 2011 at 5:14am
Hi everyone. My hubby has been gone for just over 1 year now and I am still completely talking to him all the time. No...he doesn't talk back (haha) but I just talk to him like he's still here. Our kids are 22 (my stepdaughter), 10, and 6. I just wanted to know if anyone else talks to them like I do. I'm starting to think I'm a freak. I miss him so much I think I like to pretend he's still here.

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